Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Trip Out West: Day 1 - South Dakota

Our journey to show Johan and the boys the wonders of the old west started Monday after school. We drove as far as we could and stopped for the night. We got up early the next day and got back on the road headed for Wall Drug. Johan cannot stand all the driving we do here, but he is entertained with his new ipad and the boys have their ipods & videos games to keep them busy. Finally we arrived at Wall Drug!

They rode a giant Jackalope!
And fearing we wouldn't see any wild horses, they settled for a wild ride on the merry-go-round.
 We had some lunch inside and horsed around a bit more before we hopped back in the car to Rapid City and Mount Rushmore.  It wasn't nearly as big as I remembered it as a kid, but I still thought it was pretty cool and the kids really seemed to have fun taking photos and posing with the presidents.
On our way out we stopped and saw some mountain goats...
...and posed for a few more fun photos.

Afterwards, there were some shenanigans on the road. Bodie had a lesson on not peeing into the wind on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. When we stopped in Lusk to eat dinner at the only place in town (Subway), Johan got a bloody nose and dropped his pants in the parking lot for laughs. There has been lots of laughter in the car which balanced out all the whining about how far we have to go. 
 On our way into Wyoming I snapped this shot of the horizon.  

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